Opportunities for Immigration Status
- Immigration law provides undocumented juveniles with certain pathways to lawful immigration status, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).
- Lawful immigration status for a juvenile will bolster the Family Court’s goals of achieving protection and permanency for the child.
- A minor in a JD in Family Court CAN get a SIJS order, so long as s/he can prove the required elements. In re Mario S., 38 Misc.3d 444 (2012).
- For a complete training and guidance on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and family court, please see the SIJS module.